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 Expert  727001

Expert in Psychopharmacology, Neuropsychiatry, Behavioral Neurology, Epileptology, Forensic Psychiatry


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Washington (WA)
USA
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Expert is board certified in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry through UCNS and by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry and has been additionally certified in Geriatric Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He also has two overseas specialist qualifications with majors in Psychiatry and Neurology (the Diploma in Psychological Medicine was a registrable specialist qualification in both these specialties). He also practices as a Psychopharmacologist and Neuropharmacologist having authored two books on the subject. There is no board certification in this area that the American Board of Medical Specialties recognizes in its specialties. However, he is a Fellow of the Collegium Internationale Neuropharmacologicum, and member of the American Society for Clinical Psychopharmacology and has DABPS in Psychopharmacology. He is also an Epileptologist (no formal board certification exists but he is a member of the American Epilepsy Society and has presented papers at that congress and at the Epilepsy International Congress and consulted in this area for more than two decades). He is a Board Certified Forensic Examiner and also in Forensic Medicine as well as being a Fellow and Life Member of the American College of Forensic Examiners, and also has a major interest in weight control and is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

He is currently director of a neuropsychiatric institute. Prior to that, Expert was the director and founder of a division of neuropsychiatry in a department of psychiatry in the United States.

Expert has contributed internationally in every one of the following specialties: Neuropsychiatrist, Behavioral Neurologist, Psychopharmacologist, Neuropharmacologist, Neuropsychiatric Epileptologist, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Psychiatrist, Forensic Specialist, Anomalistic Psychologist, Phenomenologist, He is a consciousness researcher, as well as Author, Playwright and Professional Speaker and has published extensively in the literature.

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geriatric psychiatry

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neuropharmacology

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neuropsychopharmacology

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psychiatry

He has pioneered several major areas including the whole area of anticonvulsant drugs in psychiatry, which has possibly impacted millions. He remains one of the leading psychiatric epileptologists in the world, having even proposed a classification for epilepsy and psychiatry. He performed the only double blind study demonstrating the value of carbamazepine in dyscontrol and psychosis.

His work on the use of high dose buspirone as a successful treatment for tardive dyskinesia has never been refuted, and it remains legitimate promising treatment for the previously incurable condition. He has also developed a classification for grading movement disorders including tardive dyskinesia. He also contributed to finding extended use of azapirones in treating aggression and attention deficit disorder. He has also developed concepts in medical areas such as deinduction, non-vertiginous dizziness, dysproccia, chindling and possible temporal lobe symptoms and has developed concepts in pharmacological areas such as deinduction, non-vertiginous dizziness, and chindling.

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psychopharmacology

Expert is recognized as one of the leading Forensic Specialists in the USA (e.g.. he has been the only expert listed in an issue of Americas Top Doctors in the Western USA (under Psychiatry). His broader forensic specialties mimic his work as a clinician, namely, Neuropsychiatry, Behavioral Neurology, Psychopharmacology, Psychiatry and Epileptology. Expert is primarily a clinician with significant expertise in the medicolegal sphere. He, at this stage, consults as a medicolegal expert in the civil and competency (non-criminal) arenas. He gives expert opinions to both plaintiffs and defendants. He has been consulted both within and outside the United States. In the USA, he is consulted nationally, in all regions of the country. He has had extensive deposition and court experience, and is also used, at times, as a consultant on complex cases. He uses his public speaking experience at clarifying issues for juries, as well as communicating directly with arbitration judges. When retained early in a case, he can give insights to retaining counsel. He likes to make suggestions for cross-examinations or discovery depositions on opposition medical experts. He has also been used in rebuttal.

His experience has been very broad including brain injury, effects and side-effects of brain medications and non-prescribed substances, seizures, impaired temporal lobe or frontal lobe functions, dyskinesias, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, competence, dementia, depression, anxiety, psychosis, attention deficits, stress, consciousness, patents and other brain conditions. He has been retained for combinations of these. At times, patients are evaluated extensively medicolegally at the Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute in Seattle.

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forensic psychiatry

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forensic neuropsychology

Expert has developed several neuropsychiatric measuring instruments and inventories, including computerized applications for clinical use and research evaluating anomalistic psychology and brain function. These assess higher brain function, organic brain impairments and exceptional intelligence. The most prominent of these include a screening cerebral assessment tool, an inventory to assess symptoms of epilepsy and the temporal lobe, a soft organic brain inventory, a narcolepsy questionnaire, as well as a research psychological screening questionnaire. Additionally, he is a pioneer in demonstrating the links of anomalistic psychological experiences with the temporal lobe of the brain. He has also developed a major classification of head injuries and concepts in neuropsychiatric areas such as dysproccia, possible temporal lobe symptoms, paroxysmal neurobehavioral disorder and closed head injury of transient - CHIT (and permanent - CHIP) types.

He has also developed a screening instrument for use in nursing homes to rate problem behaviors, and has served as a professional consultant on the pharmacological aspects of intelligence and memory testing, involving standardization of the latest common IQ and Memory tests (WAIS and WMS). He has pioneered phenomenological detailing in consciousness research. Currently he is studying child prodigies and developing concepts of genius, and has developed a method of assessing exceptional intelligence. He is also the world authority on the deja vu phenomenon. He has pioneered the management of several major medical conditions including two recently described new syndromes.

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neuropsychiatry

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epilepsy

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behavioral psychiatry


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Seattle, Washington;  Tacoma, Washington;  Bellevue, Washington;  Everett, Washington;  Federal Way, Washington;  Kent, Washington;  Bellingham, Washington;  Lakewood, Washington;  and Renton, Washington.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1973   "MD"   Medicine   Witwatersrand University  
  MMed   Psychiatry and Neurology   Witwatersrand University  
  PhD   Neurology/Psychiatry   Witwatersrand University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1992 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Director

 

1986 to 1992

 

University of Washington, Seattle

 

Division of Neuropsychiatry

 

Director

 

Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a fellow of eight and member of twenty other professional or related associations. These include American or International Psychiatric, Medical, Neuropsychiatric, Epilepsy, Psychogeriatric, Psychopharmacology, Psychological and Intelligence Associations and Societies. This includes being a Fellow of a Royal Society, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Diplomate of the ISPE.

Licenses/Certifications

He has been licensed to practice medicine in Britain, in states of the United States and is on the Canadian specialist register. Until overseas practice regulations changed, he was licensed in two states of Australia and in South Africa.

Professional Appointments

He has chaired international conferences. He has acted as a referee for more than a dozen scientific journals and as guest editor or review editor for several scientific journals. He was Director of the first Division of Neuropsychiatry in a Department of Psychiatry, and currently Director of a pioneering neuropsychiatric institute in his state. He was co-principal researcher on an international research grant.

Awards/Recognition

Marquis' Who's Who in the World, recognized as America's Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, International Man of the Year, Millennium Medal of Honor, Two Thousand Notable American Men (American Biographical Institute), Five Thousand Personalities of the World, Five Hundred Leaders of Influence, Great Minds of the 21st Century, and Man of the Year in Medicine and Healthcare 2009, and Men of Achievement. He also received an award in an Obesity expertise competition.

Medical/Professional Internships

He trained and worked at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa (medical degree [1973], internship [1974], specialist post-graduate training [1980] and as a consultant attending then senior consultant) as well as his MMed and PhD (1981) degrees. He also trained at Cornell University Medical College, New York (fellowship involving Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology, Psychopharmacology and Epileptology [1982-3]).


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert is author of seven books; and including scholarly articles, tests developed, abstracts and Internet educational papers, he has over 360 publications. Expert has written more than sixty chapters in textbooks. He has published on six continents.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert was chief research consultant to an epilepsy institute in New York and consultant to the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
  • He has served as a professional consultant to an assessments company on the pharmacological aspects of intelligence and memory testing, involving standardization of the latest common IQ and Memory tests (WAIS and WMS).
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He consults as a medicolegal expert in the civil and competency (non-criminal) arenas. He gives expert opinions to both plaintiffs and defendants. He has been consulted both within and outside the United States. In the USA, he is consulted nationally, in all regions of the country. He has had extensive deposition and court experience, and is also used, at times, as a consultant on complex cases. He uses his public speaking, media experience at clarifying issues for juries, as well as communicating directly with arbitration judges. When retained early in a case, he can give insights to retaining counsel. (his previous experience as a chess champion and his current work in creative thinking, e..g. International Society for Philosophical Enquiry, assists). He likes to make suggestions for cross-examinations or discovery depositions on opposition medical experts. He has also been used in rebuttal.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2006 to 2006   China   He led the first United States (plus international delegation) in Psychopharmacology and Neuropsychiatry (to China in June 2006 through an Ambassador Program).
1973 to 1981   South Africa   He trained and worked at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He was also a consultant attending then a senior consultant and recieved his MMed and PhD degrees in South Africa.
1981 to   Canada, Britain and Australia.   He has been licensed to practice medicine in Britain, is on the Canadian specialist register and was licensed in two states of Australia and South Africa until regulations changed.

Market Research:
Expert has developed several neuropsychiatric measuring instruments and inventories, including computerized applications for clinical use and research evaluating anomalistic psychology and brain function. He has also developed a screening instrument for use in nursing homes to assess behavior. He has pioneered several major areas of Psychopharmacology.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He has lectured in a dozen countries and has delivered well over a thousand invited lectures. His professional speaking engagements include about 90% of the medical schools or affiliates in the USA.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has acted as a beta tester for several computer programs (including EMail security, particularly applicable in the legal and medical and banking spheres). He uses computers extensively in his medicolegal and clinical work and in his writing. This usually saves significant time, increases efficiency, and diminishes repetition. He has had dozens of media interactions in 7 countries (TV, radio, movies).


 

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